Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition) :
Mr. Speaker, I hardly think that is in order. An order in council cannot be superseded by a treaty; the order in council either must be rescinded or allowed to remain. It cannot be superseded, and the effect of the order in council was to make the Australian treaty applicable to New Zealand. I submit that this subamendment is not in order at all for that reason. The motion is to go into supply; to that motion an amendment has been moved, which amendment is now before the house. The amendment proposes the rescission of an order in council and that immediately thereafter steps be taken to negotiate a treaty. The subamendment is that the order in council will be superseded by a treaty, which of course is nonsense. That is all it is; it cannot be done.